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The Database Avenger

My name is James Anderson and I am a SQL Server production DBA in the south of the UK. I have been working with databases since 2008. The first RDBMS I worked on was Paradox and I never want to see it again. I quickly moved to using T-SQL in SQL Server 2005. I have worked on every version of the product since. I enjoy query tuning and server optimisation. I detest transactional replication.

Archives: November 2016

Restoring a SQL Server backup on Linux

Last Wednesday I got very excited by Microsoft’s announcements about the addition of features to standard edition and the public preview of SQL Server on Linux. I bored everyone in the office with the features we could now use in standard edition and the possibilities that running SQL Server on… Read more

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Posted in The Database Avenger on 23 November 2016

SQL Server on Ubuntu

They finally did it! Finally SQL Server for Linux was announced. I’ve been waiting for this for quite a while, so let’s jump in and get it installed. After that I’ll test some of the features that until today were only available in enterprise edition.

I’m installing Ubuntu 16 on… Read more

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Posted in The Database Avenger on 16 November 2016